What is Natural Gas Balance – Custom?

Natural Gas Balance – Custom addresses your carbon footprint by providing your choice of carbon offsets and renewable natural gas (RNG) that balance the impact of natural gas use.

  • Greenhouse gas emissions are created from the use of natural gas for space heating, water heating, process equipment and other natural gas appliances.


  • Forests naturally remove greenhouse gases which balances the emissions produced by natural gas use. DTE generates carbon offsets through the protection and preservation of Michigan forests that naturally remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.


  • RNG is sourced by collecting and transforming landfill, farm, and wastewater treatment plant emissions into usable natural gas.   

Our carbon offsets go through a rigorous process of validation and third-party verification to ensure offsets are of the highest standards and quality, ultimately being approved by the American Carbon Registry platform.

Our RNG is certified under M-RETS, a state-of-the-art platform validating the environmental attributes of RNG, and which issues a traceable digital certificate of every dekatherm of RNG produced.

How do I sign up?

Contact your DTE natural gas account manager or email Gas_Major_Accounts@dteenergy.com. We will work with you to customize a plan that meets your goals and budget.